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The Dumb Waiter

7 to 10 Jul 2021

The Old Vic

Daniel Mays and David Thewlis star in Harold Pinter's darkly funny, insidiously menacing The Dumb Waiter.
The Dumb Waiter at The Old Vic

Image courtesy The Old Vic

Show details


'We send him up all we've got and he's not satisfied.

No, honest, it's enough to make the cat laugh.'

Ben and Gus are seasoned hitmen awaiting details of their next target in the basement of a supposedly abandoned cafe.

When the dumbwaiter begins sending them mysterious food orders, the killers' waiting game starts to unravel.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 12+

This production will also be available to view live streamed from The Old Vic as part of the OLD VIC: IN CAMERA series.

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Postal address:
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London SE1 8NB

Box office tel: 0344 871 7628

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Previews from:Wednesday 7 July 2021

Closes:Saturday 10 July 2021

Performance days & times


Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Running time: To be confirmed



PWC £10

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Daniel Mays

David Thewlis


Author: Harold Pinter


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